Everyone had Tetris on it, I remember that.
- Phoenix for Ion, save up for weapon 6 every time
- Set your game programs to Archive so when the teacher clears the calculator memory it doesn't delete the games but it still says "cleared"
- Program your own text-based football game during class, using basic menus and randInt() and switch statements to launch your IT career
Lol and “Super Mario Bros.”
But seriously: beerwars and drug wars were sick ti-83 games
Okay yeah it can't "run DOOM," it can run a version of DOOM built for the TI-83.
My high school had an underground black market for installing games on your calculator. Fond memories.
Texas Instruments must make a killing practically having a monopoly on public schools. It was mandatory for me to buy one
I'm sad for you that you just learned this :(
but can it run Crysis?
Seriously can’t believe they require this expensive ass calculator for school now. That 100 bucks could be used for a locked down android tablet (school managed OS) and have all the require functions installed plus more.
Can confirm, made a good bit of money back in school programming these games into kids phones.
Had the first Mario, Falldown, Chess, Checkers, Doom, Tetris, Go, and a few others that I'd install on other kids calculators for ten bucks or whatever I could get off of them, like CD players or batteries or whatever.
The best part was I programmed in a panic button that closed the game and threw up a random Sin wave on the grid to make it look like you were doing work in case the teacher came over. It worked great for a while until some kids took it too far and got caught and squealed on me. They made me erase all the games from the calculators and gave me detention for a month. It was worth it though.
This was way back in 2001, so thanks for the nostalgia boost!
I always wondered if it was possible to refresh the screen faster if you made simple enough code. I know the screen has terrible response time so you aren't playing street fighter on it. But i would like to see what it is capable of